Dual Major in Adolescence Education: Social Studies and Geography (7-12) Major

Combine your love of social studies with geography and share this knowledge with adolescents as a social studies teacher. With additional courses in professional teacher preparation, this dual degree will prepare you to qualify for certification to teach grades 7-12.

Career Potential

  • Middle school and high school social studies teacher
  • Professional schools such as law or social work
  • Business
  • Government and non-profit agencies and organizations

What Will I Learn?

Your course work will include:

  • Political and cultural geography
  • Human geography and global development
  • Physical geography
  • History
  • Economics
  • Literacy
  • Psychology
  • Student teaching

Special Features

  • High-tech training in a friendly, supportive environment
  • Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) authorized learning center with 25 GIS workstations
  • Global Positioning System (GPS) – master field survey techniques using the lab GPS base station and handheld units.
  • Student-faculty research opportunities

Get Involved

College is more than a classroom. Enhance your experience with extracurricular opportunities. The Student Government Association (SGA) offers a wide variety of clubs for nearly every interest, or start your own club based on your interests.

Next Steps

Contact Us

Office: Old Main, Room 138
Phone: 607-753-4107
Fax: 607-753-4114

Fast Facts

SUNY Cortland has the largest teacher education program in the northeastern United States and the ninth largest in the country.

Type of Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Credit Hours: 126


We recognize excellence in our students with awards and scholarships.

  • Kendra Nelson Memorial Award
  • Olive C. Fish Award

See all scholarship opportunities

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